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2 scary tales of Ugandan gay activists; you can help

21 Mar

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Uganda's Red Pepper tabloid. (Photo courtesy of Veooz.com) Uganda’s Red Pepper tabloid. (Photo courtesy of Veooz.com)

On paper, the Anti-Homosexuality Law has not taken effect in Uganda, but its harsh effects are already being felt on the streets.

Among many reports of arrests, harassment and one murder of LGBT people, here are accounts from two activists associated with the Youth on Rock Foundation and the Come Out Post Test Club, which combat AIDS and work for human rights for LGBT sex workers in Uganda.

[To support the work of the Come Out Post Test Club, visit its fundraising page on Indiegogo.]

The law, which was signed by President Yoweri Museveni on Feb. 24, will take effect after it is officially published (which is called being “gazetted.”)  In the meantime Ugandan tabloids have been running photos and stories about gay activists, and landlords have ordered hundreds of LGBT people to leave their homes, the Ugandan Gender Equality and…

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